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 The result of 50 years of development! 

Glaser Bender Technology

It's the small and unseen things that make the big difference.
Minimally Invasive, Weight Neutral 


Under the


There is a small and shallow routed cavity under the neck plate just big enough for the Bender mechanism.


Under the


A small opening sits under the bridge surface for the B and/or G Bender Finger.  This does not affect the instrument sound.


End View

This 1/2" hole is for the adjustable support tension spring and is capped by a small ferrule and the phillips-head tension adjustment screw.

1. Under the Neckplate

1. under the neckplate
Neckplate Route

A small, shallow cavity is created under the neckplate for the plate-mounted mechanism. This does not affect the body strength or sound.

Bender Lever Arm

The Bender Arm is free of screws and has no slack or wobble. The arm moves very smoothly and the destination pitch is fine-tuned with the thumbscrew shown.

Neckplate Mechanism

The integrated neckplate and mechanism create great stability. The built-in bearings provide

the smoothest feel, all in a very lightweight unit.

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2. Under the Bridgeplate

2. under the bridge plate
Bridge Area Routing

There is a small non-invasive rout under the bridge plate. This allows the Bender to be moved between a B-pull or G-pull, per preference.

This typically takes 5 minutes.

Bender Saddle - 'B'

Here's a traditional Bridge with the Bender Saddle - a 'B' Finger and an original style non-bending hi e' barrel portion.

This saddle can be flipped to G and automatically intonate. 

Bender Saddle - 'G'

Here's a traditional Bridge with the Bender Saddle - a 'G' Finger and an original style non-bending D' barrel portion.

This saddle can be flipped to B and automatically intonate. 

Left Handed Option

Benders for left-handed instruments are no problem and are also convertible between 'B' and 'G'. Note the vintage Fender lefty with the bridge corners factory notched so Fender could re-bent it as a lefty.

Typical Installation

The Bender, installed, is non-invasive and retains the original look and sound.

3. buttend

3. End View

Tension Spring Hole

A 1/2" hole runs from the body end, under the bridge to the neckplate area.

Tension Adjustment

A phillips-head screw allows individual preference of Bender tension, easily adjustable for a soft touch or for aggressive high-activity use.

Strap Attachment

The butt end strap attachment is not affected by the Bender and does not impede tension screw access.

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